DEUS 9 FOOT AND SINGLE: Day 3 Log Fest Roundup
Yesterday was Day 3 of the Deus 9 Foot And Single festival and the start of the infamous Log Fest – a celebration of all things wave-slider and nose-rider, with a line up of international competitors weaving their magic across the glassy ocean faces. After a massive night with the Allah-Las the day kicked off to perfect rights and not a breath of wind as the contestants wandered down to the beach in their own good time, making the original seeding of the field a mess of cross outs and changes.
After ploughing through eight rounds of heats packed with nose riding barrels and soul arching bottom turns we welcomed the representatives of the fairer sex to the water as the Ladies Expression Session got under way. What a delight to watch. The ladies made it look just as easy as the men though they added a lovely layer of calmness, ease and grace. They spent forty golden minutes swapping waves and smiles and gliding in and back out to everyone’s absolute delight.
The men splashed back into the quarter finals just as the wind came up and the tide pulled the sea out. They scratched over increasingly exposed outcrops of rocks for what was on offer in a tough field of competitors. The judges conferred and decided it was in everyone’s interest to take the event no further yesterday, instead moving the party to the Deus Temple for the unveiling of Paul McNeil’s latest colourful art exhibition: Goofy As.
Scroll through for all the images from the day and stay tuned for tomorrow’s recap and announcement of the winners from each event!